Our First Responders need support from their community year round, just as they are always here for us. Much of the high-tech and safety equipment needed to serve our community is beyond their budgets. One805 is now offering affordable membership programs so YOU can become an important and ongoing supporter of our First Responder community by helping to provide these essential resources along with public emergency preparedness and educational programs.
Highlights of the recent One805LIVE! Donor Appreciation Event
One805 came roaring back from lockdown with a perfectly executed, sold-out event that was the perfect combination of class, emotion, and headliner entertainment. The One805LIVE! donor appreciation event, held on September 18th at the stunning Winn-Twining estate in Montecito, featured Danny Seraphine of Chicago and Robby Krieger of the Doors, and was a knockout success.
Krieger, one of only two remaining members of the legendary band, is one of Rolling Stone’s top 100 guitarists of all time. In this special 50th anniversary year of the Doors music, he thrilled the audience with many of the Doors signature tracks, including “Light my Fire” “LA Woman” and “Riders on the Storm”.
Danny Seraphine was a founder member of the band Chicago, who clocked-up five number-one albums and 21 top-ten singles. Rolling Stone magazine called Seraphine “the father of jazz rock”, and he is thought of as being one of the top five drummers in the world today. Two rock-’n- roll hall of famers on stage in one evening is not something you often see in Santa Barbara – except at a One805 event! It’s hard to match the talent that One805 repeatedly puts on stage!
Strict COVID protocols at the outdoor venue provided partygoers with a safe environment to have a wonderful time. From start to finish, the goal of supporting our First Responders was met at every turn. The event sold out in just three weeks, and premium sponsors made significant donations to ensure the success of both the night and the cause. Outstanding food, catered by Via Maestra, incredible music, a wonderful VIP experience, a rousing bagpipe introduction including “America the Beautiful”, and a short program focused on supporting First Responders made it a night to remember.
Presenting the first ever “Heart of the Community” awards, the board of One805 honored Alan Parsons, Kim Cantin, and Ashley Iverson for their contributions to One805 and the broader community. Linda Weinmann, co-founder of Lynda.com created the unique, handmade ceramic awards that were presented to recipients.